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Respiration of the meiobenthic harpacticoid copepod Tachidius discipes Giesbrecht, from an estuarine mudflat
Teare, M.; Price, R. (1979). Respiration of the meiobenthic harpacticoid copepod Tachidius discipes Giesbrecht, from an estuarine mudflat. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 41: 1-8
In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Elsevier: New York. ISSN 0022-0981, more
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  • Teare, M.
  • Price, R.

Abstract
    The relationships between respiration (R) and body volume (V) for all developmental stages of the harpacticoid copepod Tachidius discipes Giesbrecht have been investigated. The relationships for laboratory-reared animals and animals from the field are significantly different. They are: logR = −0.07 + 1.10 logV for laboratory-reared animals and log R = −0.10 + 0.82 logV for field animals. The effect of temperature on the respiration rate of adult males, over the temperature range 5-20°C, was described by a Q10 of 2.09 ± 0.24. The respiration rate of an adult T. discipes is very similar to that of a similar sized nematode from the same field site and is compared with published data for other harpacticoids.

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